John Barrowman is a man of many talents, it seems - TV presenter, dancer (on ice as well as floor-tiles), sci-fi icon (Torchwood and Dr Who) and, more recently, a singer and light-entertainer. Of course the latter shouldn't be much of a surprise since he has been knocking out studio albums over the past few years, mostly of cover versions. Even Chris Moyles championed his rendition of 'I Made It Through The Rain' in 2008 - it even reached number 14. You can't put a price on irony, can you?
He has a new self-titled album out now and a hefty UK tour planned in order to support it. Tickets have just gone on sale and start from £19.50 up to £42. The dates begin in October on the 1st at Oxford's New Theatre and continue for a further 20 nights, including a Royal Albert Hall performance on the 4th, the Cardiff International Arena on the 8th and the Birmingham Symphony Hall on the 19th. He finishes up at the Blackpool Opera House on the 31st.
The aforementioned new album is a selection of cover songs including 'The Winner Takes It All' (ABBA), 'My Eyes Adored You' (Frankie Valli) and 'Copacabana'.